FreeWave Technologies announced that its radios for government and defense applications have logged more than one million hours of flight time since the company began shipping its first military radio in 1997. The one-million milestone represents a 20% increase in logged flight time since just one year ago.

FreeWave radios are used for a variety of military applications. Examples include, command and control of unmanned vehicles and robotics; biological and chemical sensing; asset tracking; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Micro UAV; guided parachutes; soldier training and war game applications; and more.

At the beginning of the year, FreeWave also partnered with MicroBee Systems of Huntsville, Alabama to sell FreeWave products and solutions directly to federal customers through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70 Contract. Over the past eight months, FreeWave and MicroBee have seen interest from many government contractors and customers helping increase interest for its product in this marketplace.